A mobile phone without a SIM card is of no use to us. A SIM card which means Subscriber Identity Module is a small chip which holds information related to the smartphone user. Over the last 3-5 years, we have seen the size of a standard SIM card reduce drastically. For years, we used Mini SIM cards which were then replaced by Micro and Nano SIM cards. And, if you have been updated with the ongoings in the world of tech, you must have come across the term eSIM in the recent few months. eSIM’s garnered a lot of attention during the launch of iPhone XS. Let’s take a look at what is an eSIM and what are the benefits of using an eSIM.
What is an eSIM?
An eSIM is long for embedded or electronic SIM card. These SIM cards cannot be removed like a regular SIM card. They are much smaller in size and will soon replace physical SIM cards. Additionally, an eSIM offers more security and enhanced flexibility. This new technology was first seen on the Google Pixel 2 from the Google mobiles price list. However, the technology was not supported in India. But after the launch of iPhone XS Max, the support for eSIM has also reached India. If you are wondering what are the benefits of using an eSIM over a standard SIM, here is a glimpse.
It Offers More Security
An eSIM comes embedded in your smartphone and cannot be removed physically. This means that you can never lose your SIM card. Additionally, all the devices from the mobiles price list require a different SIM card size. However, with an eSIM, you will not have to worry about getting the SIM to a particular size.
It is Better for Travelling
One of the major benefits of using an eSIM is that it is a much-preferred option for people who travel a lot. While travelling to another country, standard SIM cards do not allow you to access your number. On the other hand, you can add a roaming eSIM to your smartphone as well as get rid of roaming charges. Moreover, these eSIM’s will also allow you to access your number while you are travelling outside the country.
It Saves Space
Smartphone companies reduced the size of SIM card slots on the latest mobiles price list to create more space for other components on the device. And with the SIM card slot gone, manufacturers can use that space for other useful components. Furthermore, with eSIM cards taking over a physical SIM slot, smartphone manufacturers will get the scope to improve water and dust resistance on smartphones. Plus, with room for more, there is a high scope for new technology to make its way on smartphones.
As the technology is new, we will have to wait to learn the further benefits of using an eSIM. While there are benefits to this new technology, there are also certain disadvantages to it. An eSIM will make changing phones a little complicated. Additionally, users will always be connected to a network even if they try to disconnect. Nevertheless, in spite of these drawbacks, in time the eSIM technology will be seen on a majority number of devices with much more benefits and advancements.